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Global History Student Conference

25.04.2015 - 26.04.2015


In recent years, global history has become one of the most ambitious and
most promising strands of historical research. The approach specifically
targets relations, flows, and actors which transcend borders that for a long
time had been assumed to be stable and impenetrable. It calls attention to
the importance of trans-regional, transnational or trans-local connections
and highlights the relevance of postcolonial theory to historiography.
But how can we actually “do global history“ in practical terms? What are
concrete examples of researching and writing global history? How can
global history compliment and work alongside other schools of history

We - the Global History team and a group of students enrolled in the MA Global History
at Humboldt University Berlin und Free University Berlin - would like to invite you to
discuss these issues with us at the Global History Student Conference in
Berlin by presenting your research projects to fellow students.
Global history not only challenges geographical borders, it also tends to
transcend disciplinary demarcations. Accordingly, we welcome proposals
from any academic field that has points of contact with history (e.g. art
history, area studies, political science etc.). Furthermore, since global
history has only been part of the European academic landscape for a few
years (at least in terms of institutions and study programmes) we are all
more or less beginners in this quest for interconnections, entanglements
and conjunctures. This is why we explicitly invite undergraduate students:
if you've ever written a paper or essay in this field, this is the perfect place
to present it! The goal is to exchange experiences and to work together in
an open and non-competitive way.

The Global History Student Conference will take place at Free University  Berlin.
To register for the conference please follow the two
step application:
1. Submit the registration form by the 1st of March 2015.
2. Send us an abstract of about 300 words by the 1st of March 2015. (email
address: globalhistorystudentconference@gmail.com)
Thanks to the third-part funded research project "Korea and East Asia in Global History"
we will be able to offer some financial support for travel and accommodation of
participants coming from outside of Berlin.

Zeit & Ort

25.04.2015 - 26.04.2015

FU Berlin, FMI, Koserstr. 20, Raum A 125

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